A discogram is an imaging test used to evaluate back pain. A discogram might help your doctor determine if a specific abnormal disc in your spine is causing your back pain.
Spinal discs are sponge-like cushions between the bones (vertebrae) of the spine. During a discogram, dye is injected into the soft center of one or more discs. The injection sometimes reproduces your back pain. The dye also moves into any cracks in the disc's exterior, which can then be seen on an X-ray or CT scan. Once the culprit disc has been found there are several tools we can utilize to correct the problem and relieve the pain, such as, epidural steroid injections, injecting stem cells into the disc to help the regeneration of the disc, and minimally invasive removal or the portion of the disc causing the pain.